Trenton falls to Altoona in Game Three

Game 147: Time to turn this sucker around
The A.J. Burnett Black Eye Theory Thread

Manny Banuelos will be going to the Arizona Fall League after all. The Yankees were able to convince the Mexican League club that controls his winter ball rights to let him go to the AzFL, where he’ll throw 35-45 innings before being shut down. Dellin Betances, meanwhile, will go to Instructional League to work exclusively on his fielding, he will not pitch. He really hurt himself with some bad errors in the playoffs.

Double-A Trenton (5-0 loss to Altoona) Altoona now leads the best-of-five series two games to one … the fate of the season lies in Banuelos’ hands tomorrow
Austin Krum, CF & Luis Nunez, 2B: both 0 for 4 – Nunez K’ed
Justin Snyder, 2B: 2 for 4, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 E (fielding)
Dan Brewer, RF: 2 for 3, 1 BB
Austin Romine, C, Marcos Vechionacci, 1B & Damon Sublett, LF: all 1 for 4, 1 K – Romine allowed a passed ball
Rene Rivera, DH: 0 for 3, 1 BB, 1 K
Matt Cusick, 2B: 0 for 3
Adam Warren: 5 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HB, 2-4 GB/FB – the heater was sitting 91-94 … the wheels kinda came off in his final inning of work
Wilkins Arias: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Adam Olbrychowski: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0-2 GB/FB
Pat Venditte: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K, 0-1 GB/FB
Ryan Pope: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2-0 GB/FB

High-A Tampa beat Charlotte on Monday to win the Florida State League Championship, their second consecutive league title.

Low-A Charleston, Short Season Staten Island, and the Rookie GCL Yanks are done. None of the three qualified for the postseason. Triple-A Scranton‘s season ended when they lost to Columbus in the first round of the International League playoffs.

Game 147: Time to turn this sucker around
The A.J. Burnett Black Eye Theory Thread
  • Richard Iurilli

    Even when Warren wasn’t at his best, he still struck out eight while walking just one. Impressive.

  • Mike

    Even with a bad night for DOTF its hard to feel anything but awesome right now

  • dutchsailor

    I was at the game tonight. Warren looked good except for the 4th inning, where he ran into a lot of 3/2 counts and some seeing eye singles — no hard hit balls except the homerun in the 2nd. I saw him pitch against Lakewood in May when he was still with Charleston, and I was as impressed with him tonight as I was then, even though the results were not as good.
    I think the thing that impressed me most was the batter after the homerun in the 2nd. It was a long drive to center — something that would have shaken up the average pitcher. Warren threw a 1st pitch strike, and ended up striking out the batter. He was able to put the homerun behind him and moved on. Impressive, paticularly for a pitcher that is at his 3rd level this year.
    On another subject, Austin Romine looks tired. He is not making good contact when batting. I think sending him to Arixona is a big mistake. He needs some rest.

    • Josh Norris

      Adam Warren started the year with Tampa. This is his second level this year.